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Interview: Michael Reichhold

With an expanded complementary programme and a reshuffle of the hall layout, Paperworld is on track for a successful 2019…

Advertorial: Sigel

German OP manufacturer SIGEL has been through an intense journey, during which it has completely restructured the company’s direction. Its…

Event Review: Climb of Life 2018

On 2 November 2018, another Climb of Life (COL) fundraising year ended with over 100 intrepid trekkers from the UK…

Research Preview: The State Of The OP Industry 2018-19

To say 2018 has been another interesting year in the business supplies industry would be an understatement. Some of the…

Vendor Profile: Pilot Corporation of America

Many find it surprising that even in the digital age people are still writing by hand. They find it even…
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What is Office Power?

Office Power is a combination of a bespoke technology platform and a dedicated trading and support team designed to help…

Digital issue July/Aug 2018

To view a flip version of the February issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A — Europe & UKType…

Analysis: ADVEO still on downward slope

Unfortunately, Q1 numbers weren't pretty for European wholesaler ADVEO, with total sales 17.8% lower than Q1 2017 at €107.2 million…

How To: Managing in a crisis

In the first part of this guide in the May issue of OPI, I talked about the importance of being…

Advertorial: Supplies Network

OPI speaks to Greg Welchans, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Distribution Management and Supplies Network, about creating more cost-effective,…

AI assistants head to the office

A report by US-based IT professional network Spiceworks has revealed the rise of digital assistants in the workplace. Artificial intelligent…

Analysis: Office Depot’s transformation gathers pace

As anticipated, the acquisition of IT support and repairs company CompuCom in October 2017 set the wheels in motion for…

Analysis: Which road will Essendant take?

At the end of February, US business products wholesaler Essendant reported a set of challenging 2017 financial results, with sales…

EOPA: The class of 2018

Held for the 17th time in 2018 and for the fifth time as part of OPI’s invitation-only Partnership event at…

How To… To tweet or not to tweet

As we all know, Twitter is a social networking service where users post and interact with messages – tweets –…

Advertorial: How to reach the top

OPI: Top-selling brand is a bold claim. How do you back this up?Paul LeBlanc: We start with data from market…

Category Update: Problematic paper

Last year proved to be a challenging year for the paper industry. Overall demand continued to decline and predictions are…

Vendor Profile: Rationalise to optimise

One of the world’s best-known brands, HP, has long been recognised for its focus on innovation. In fact, the company…

Category Update: What’s cool in school?

The educational supplies sector is a huge global industry that’s expanding in large parts of the world. This is particularly…

Big Interview: The full (Canadian) package

Denis Mathieu, President of Novexco, is a man on a mission. Having arrived at the Canadian multichannel operator when his…

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GSA provides e-commerce update

One month before it is due to submit a report to Congress on its federal e-commerce marketplace initiative, the US…